Carpets first came about as a necessity for insulation and warmth. Thousands of years ago, the first wool carpets were born when someone had the idea that sheep’s wool could be weaved into a floor covering.
Wool carpets are still very popular today. Although wool is the most expensive type of carpeting, it provides warmth, beauty, style and durability. You must take care of your wool carpets and area rugs if you want them to last.
As with any carpet, the better you care for it, the longer it will last. In particular with wool, this means keeping any unnecessary dirt, debris or harmful substances off your carpet or rug. Be sure to use throw rugs or doormats to wipe dirt off shoes before entering the home. You can also prevent dirt buildup with regular vacuuming.
A pad under your carpet adds better resilience and can add years of life to your carpeting.
When moving furniture on your wool carpeting or rug, make sure you use some protection against tears or heavy wear. You can use roller pads to move furniture or put down a protective barrier of heavy cardboard when moving an unusually heavy piece of furniture. Another thing to protect your carpeting from is sunlight. Direct sunlight can fade areas of carpeting, so be sure to close blinds on particularly sunny days.
Regular cleanings by a carpet care professional can help extend the life of your carpeting.
At Wiz Team, Inc., our trained technicians can help clean and care for your wool carpeting and area rugs. We can provide you with carpet cleaning tips to help you care for your carpets in between cleanings.